I can’t sleep…
When unrequited love leaves Dylan Hart sleepless and nursing his wounds, instinct draws him to the one place he’s found mindless respite in the past—Lovato’s. It’s a place for every fantasy — for crazy-hot encounters — where a night of insane NSA sex brings relief to Dylan’s fragile feelings.
It should be a perfect escape, and for one magical night it seems that way, but then worlds collide, and reality bites when his hookup desperately needs a friend. Surely Dylan can’t trust his instincts when friendship has bruised his heart so badly before?
It’s burying me alive…
The deck is stacked against former ballet dancer Angelo Giordano ever finding real love. At least visiting Lovato’s offers respite from a life defined by illness; a glimmer of light in the dull grey of his so-called life without dance. But then he encounters Dylan — a glorious ray of the brightest sunshine — who makes his heart pound once more with purpose.
Angelo’s mind is blown by this man, but the disease that ended his career won’t let him bask in new love. He’s drowning, and Dylan can’t save him while insecurities swamp them both. The only way to make it means confronting their demons.
If Dylan can turn his back on the past, and Angelo can face his uncertain future, maybe they can chase their dreams together.
4 – 4.5 Stars
Ok, I have to say these two really surprised me! I totally fell for Angelo and Dylan and their story. It’s got super hot chemistry and passion as well as a sweet love that develops between these two. They meet in a sex club, it’s supposed to be pretty much anonymous but a chance encounter brings these two men together and they just can’t seem to walk away from each other. I loved it!
Dylan works as a financial adviser and has just distanced himself from his best friend, trying to protect his heart. Angelo lost his dream of being a ballet dancer and now lives a life full of struggle and pain. One night of release brings Dylan and Angelo together, a night that rocks them both but a chance meeting is where everything really changes.
There’s no doubt a very physical connection between them, but what surprises them both is how much more there is there. It’s a bit rough for them at first, neither of them really able to see what’s happening, a part of the story I really enjoyed. These two just couldn’t stay away from each other and it was enjoyable to see that unfold, falling for each other without really getting it. They start to learn about each other, especially when Angelo’s illness makes itself known. Dylan is a fixer and he wants to take care of Angelo but is met with resistance. When it all becomes too much for Dylan and his sweet heart, they are really tested and true feelings come out.
I liked their journey together, it’s not all sweet and perfect but it’s perfect for them. They learn to work together, to lean on each other and open up. It was especially touching to see Angelo grow, life hasn’t always been kind to him and he’s learning how to manage that, with Dylan by his side. Overall, this was a strong story, these two falling in love and embracing life together but still being who they are. I really enjoyed this story and it’s one I know I will read again! Definitely looking forward to more from Garrett Leigh!
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Garrett Leigh is an award-winning British writer and book designer, currently working for Dreamspinner Press, Loose Id, Riptide Publishing, and Fox Love Press.
Garrett’s debut novel, Slide, won Best Bisexual Debut at the 2014 Rainbow Book Awards, and her polyamorous novel, Misfits was a finalist in the 2016 LAMBDA awards.
When not writing, Garrett can generally be found procrastinating on Twitter, cooking up a storm, or sitting on her behind doing as little as possible, all the while shouting at her menagerie of children and animals and attempting to tame her unruly and wonderful FOX.
Garrett is also an award winning cover artist, taking the silver medal at the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards in 2016. She designs for various publishing houses and independent authors at blackjazzdesign.com, and co-owns the specialist stock site moonstockphotography.com with renowned LGBTQA+ photographer Dan Burgess.
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